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with with the president of the united states, and he came off frankly fairly passive, but i think that was part of the strategy. his game was to create the image that putting the country in mitt romney's hands meant putting the country in centrist, moderate, safe hands. not the muscular, reckless, ideological force with which the republican party has been identified and which some of romney's own comments has made him ally of. >> his advisers. >> on the politics i think he actually -- the big poll is comes up in less than two weeks. i think he did okay. >> aaron, there was definitely one hole e howlo ehowler. romney said he would have imposed sanctions sooner, and the president said imposed sanctions is not something he can do unilaterally. roll that. >> you thought that you'd do the same things we did, but you'd say them louder and somehow that would make a difference. it turns out that the work involved in setting up these crippling sanctions is pain-staking and meticulous. we started from the day we got into office. it's because we got everybody to agree that iran is seeing so much pressure,
challenger has a benefit when they get up on the stage against the president of the united states. the debates level the playing field. they put you on the stage in an equal footing. i think mitt romney comes into the debate with an advantage because of that. i think the question in this race, all campaigns are different and i think in this race, this is very much of a choice election. i think people see very different visions for the future between these two candidates and my guess is, when we get out of the debates they are going to continue to see the two visions and right now they're picking barack obama's vision. i think in 2004, it was more of a referendum on bush and i think ultimately people decided that the referendum they wanteded to stay with the incumbent. i think this election is a little different. >> i'm not sure you got to the meat of my question, why your guy won the debates but lost eat lex. >> well, again, i think he won the debates because when standing on the stage with the president of the united states and you give a decent performance you're going to -- the
that the best course for the united states was to continue to help the libyans with their self-governance and pursue the people that killed our ambassador. i don't think you would hear anything different from barack obama on that or anybody in this administration in terms of what their goals are there. i think in terms of taking actions and not just having words against iran, i'm not sure that that's a whole lot different than what you see if our government now believe that had iran was about on to strike with a nuclear weapon anywhere in the world. >> jonathan, i think you're exactly right. the basic problem that romney runs up against here is the same problem with domestic policy whshgs it comes to economic policy. he really at a substantive level doesn't have much to say because the campaign strategy has basically been whether it's the economy or foreign policy, take any given issue and say obama has failed, and everything is terrible. here's some statistics and make a vague and broad promise of leadership, new leadership, bold leer looedship, a bold strategy on romney's par
or democrat, it's a question of what are we doing to help the people of the united states. that's the approach we have to take. it's the president that has to make that case. i theep will happen in the next term. >> governor, i think it's a little difficult to blame the president for these things when on day one the republicans were saying we're going to obstruct him on everything from the postmaster general who will be nominated for that to the jobs bill. it seems as steve laid out there is a very clear strategy to keep this president from getting anything he wants and making everything take much longer with the express purpose of ruining people's feelings about congress and, thus, returning to the party that's anti-government. this is very difficult to blame on the president when they decided to do this before he even is fully inaugurated. >> i just don't buy that argument. you're probably right that some of those things are articulated, but there are a number of republicans who did not necessarily believe that. it was not just simply a function of obstructionism by republicans, it was also,
and that was the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. i see these obama rallies and they're chanting four more years. our cheer is four more weeks. >> guys, i have to say, that was easily my most favorite debate of the season so far. i think biden was the clear winner, gave democrats the shot of energy they needed, hammered them on the 47%, hammered him on lying, said the facts matter. the moment where they talked about abortion was so destructive because ryan said i'm going to make you all do what i believe in my catholic doctrine and biden said, hey, i believe this, i respect catholic doctrine but i'll let you do what you want to do and made the case that the supreme court is in the balance. but one of the things that i like -- i noticed that ryan can't explain any of the specifics on his tax plan which is very embarrass when martha raddatz said, still, no specifics? i can't imagine there are any republicans who are saying i can't wait to put this guy at the top of the ticket in 2016. i love that obstruction was part of the conversation. maybe the average voter, the persuadable is
process in the united states? what do you put it to? >> i think there is a cynicism. the rules of the world today or social media offer transparency and authenticity. i think one of the reasons that someone like president clinton is so impressive now is he stepped out of the front line and can be very honest and very authentic. i think the young people see that. we've had a debate where they constantly say we want political leaders to engage with one young world. we had bill clinton last night and the ex-prime minister of the netherlands today and david cameron today. i think what young people are looking for is politicians and political leaders who are genuine, who are authentic and listen to them. i disagree that they are disengaged. what i see around the world is it is the brilliant young people who are drifiving so much chang. i think they will succeed where our generation has failed. >> david, i think that you're right, absolutely. david jones, thank you very much. good luck with the rest of the conference. >> thank you. >> i think david makes a point that there is a level
of the onus on what i would say the moratorium, the lack of the real discussion of this in the united states. that's because i don't think you can have the discussion, you can end the discussion by saying, wow, there's income and equality. the guys at the top have too much full stop. i think you have to actually really -- progressives need to embrace capitalism. they have to say a lot of forces driving this are good. the technology revolution is a good thing. globalization is a good thing, but some of the outcomes that we are seeing are not so great. some of the outcomes are leading to huge amounts of income at the up top, the middle class being hollowed out. we need creative solutions. i talk about history in my book, and the period with the most resonance and similarities is the industrial revolution. that was also an age of the huge gap between the people at the top and the people in the middle. people talked about progress and poverty. when you think about the industrial revolution, people say to me, economists, that shows it's all going to turn out fine because after all the industrial
wants to remain a major viable party in the united states, they have to reach out to the coalition. >> i think part of the problem is, of course, when republicans do, they're damned if they do, dammed if they don't. they're scolded and mocked for reaching out to republicans as pandering. i want to ask you if you have a sense there's an unfair burden placed on black america. we put it in the tease. the legacy of the first black president is on the livenlt these are huge sort of overriding burdens to put a community that is not monolith thick onto, and i've often been told i have to support women candidates because i'm a woman. is black america allowed to be disappointed in obama? >> well, i hope you get a chance to see this. to b.e.t.'s credit, one of the things unique about it is we try to amplify a real diversity of voices. believe me, there are people here disappointed, that are angry, that have differing views that don't support obama. i think you see a real full spectrum. it's not a monolithic voice. one area like the black church, obviously, there's been passionate debate since the
'll be the next president of the united states. >> since the conventions romney has held 27 events in ohio over 12 days. i sent ryan there for 19 events and the president has been there seven times for 10 events. no republican has ever won the white house without ohio, no democrat has done it since jfk. ohio is an important state. when we talk about the state we haven't discussed in this table is the importance of a ground game. the having field offices throughout a state and the things that they can do getting people to the polls and getting information about the candidates. obama's lead in the ground game is massive. obama has 800 field offices throughout the nation, romney only has 300. in ohio the difference is massive, 137-39. this continues throughout the states. you see ohio, florida, colorado. obama's lead is massive. obama built the largest grassroots organization that politics saw in '08 and after he won he continued to build it. this can make a difference of two points and in a close race like this it can make all the difference in '08. it gave obama some already. that's not the situati
cain, that puts him at 257. you talk about take off ohio, and you're the president of the united states. wisconsin and one of new hampshire, iowa, nevada, you're president of united states. you have a lot of combinations in play for romney. the problem is this. virginia is dead even right now. krystal is right. if obama picks up virginia, it ends things. >> it's dead even right now, but one of the things karen finney pointed out is latinos are underpolled nationwide partly because of a language barrier. you don't get an accurate reading and we talked about before in 2010 colorado, harry reid, a lot of latinos there. they trailed sharon engel by three points at the end and he wins. they're not correctly polling latinos and hispanics. virginia is a huge thing. 80% of the state, and a 92% increase since 2000. if you see an irregularity or differentiation from the polling in colorado, virginia, florida and perhaps florida on election night because they didn't correctly poll lati teenotices. >> virginia will come down to the d, democrats. 200,000 defense jobs are on the line with that sequestration loo
and he wound. in the united states senate. it seems interesting. some people may see, you know, comedy and satire as a way to get ahead in serious sort of endeavors. >> that makes sense. i interviewed almost three dozen write ertion and comedians for this book and all of them said we're not trying to educate people, we're trying to be funny. know that when al franken ran for the senate and when he became a senator, he became very serious about his policy and he put that first. and so while his fund-raising letters can be very, very witty, truly he's a senator first and a comedian not. >> alison, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> and up next, before joe biden and paul ryan square off this week, we have a little vice presidential debate history toure style. of any small business credit card. your boa! [ garth ] thor's small business earns double miles on every purchase, every day! ahh, the new fabrics, put it on my spark card. [ garth ] why settle for less? the spiked heels are working. wait! [ garth ] great businesses deserve the most rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card f
in the congress of the united states. he had some problems there as well. i mean, if i were to be critical of the president and maybe not be my place to do so, but if i were, it would be along those lines. i don't think that he has done a particularly good job of communicating with either party. i was there on the floor of the house when they were doing the obama care legislation and there was a lot of grumbling. i'm not talking about just those democrats that voted against it. there was a lot of grumbling from the other democrats that the white house had not been very flexible in terms of working things out with them. i can tell you as a moderate republican that i was at the white house and we had a session with rahm emanuel and the president told us he should communicate with us on these issues, particularly health care, and that never really happened either. i think that's a bit of a problem with this presidency. not just the president but the entire administration in terms of the not being flexible enough to reach out to the other side. i would hope if romney is elected or even if obam
to gail in 26 years and the birth of my two kids, being your united states senator has been the greatest honor i've had in my life. >> i'm from here. that's the message of the scott brown campaign. he's trying to make the nativist argument, which which is i know massachusetts in a wau don't. >> i grew up a few miles from lowell. i know those people, too. >> where is your accent? maybe when you run for senate -- >> the dirty secret is my parents are from connecticut, but i grew up there. i know those people and i know what scott brown is going after with that. he's spent a lot of advertising money on sports radio in massachusetts just talking about how he's a patriots fan, red sox fans and celtics fan trying to reach the voters. i think you overstate what you call the unlikability of elizabeth warren, but there was a poll released this sunday that has her up five points from over scott brown. it tested likability. scott brown, 53/33. good, healthy rating. elizabeth warren, 33-36. the same thing. warren's challenge not more popular and better liked than scott brown. her challenge is to be
in the united states, 46 million. accusing mir of being cold and heartless and not caring about the 47%. i have heard next to nothing.from the president who speaks endlessly about the middle class about the plight of the for a poor and an excellent question. >> i don't think he has fully addressed the comes. he said, in secretly recorded comment, he said that 47% of americans who pay no income taxes are victims and would you never convince them to take personal responsibility and take care of their lives. some are seniors, members of the military, others members of the working poor. does he really believe that those individuals see themselves as victims who do not take personal responsibility and if not, will he apologize for his comments? >> i think that is a major drama within the drama of the debate tonight, how he handles that obviously, he is going to be asked about it. i think he needs to apologize in a way. it goes beyond inn elegant it is impossible for him to explain away the words. what he has to say, i think, is look, i was speaking as an insider to other insiders. i made the mistake
in the united states. i believe our politics is not as divided as it seems sometimes. i still believe in you. i'm asking you to keep on believing in me. i'm asking for your vote. >> that is a jarringly animated president obama rallying his supporters before leaving denver in afternoon. he is now on his way to madison, wisconsin. mitt romney will be in the toss-up state of virginia in evening where the polls have tightened in recent days. he's looking to capitalize on his strong debate performance last night. we're joined by nbc's luke russert in washington, d.c., and from the heartland, kathy obrad vish, she's a columnist columnist for "the des moines register." you have an interesting perspective on obama because he spent so much time in iowa so early in his national political career in 2007 and 2008. lots of debates out there. we have a debate last night. why is this man so bad at debates? >> well, you know, iowans are familiar both with barack obama and with mitt romney, and i have to say that i think people expected better of the president last night. i was speaking to a group this morning
? >> there's certainly similari similariti similarities. when you're president of the united states, you need to do persuading. there are certain skill sets in common. one of the big differences when you campaign, you can be pretty vague and you can hedge. when you're governing, you have to make choices, and you've got to make decisions that have real policy implications. that's the big difference. >> can you name people who ran bad campaigns and were good presidents, and then people who ran good campaigns. >> i suspect the example of someone running a good campaign but not good as president might be lyndon johnson in '64. he ran a very powerful campaign and won 62%, 63% of the vote but didn't govern effectively. >> you know, john, i think it was sydney bloomentha hal who described it, but the process is eternal. it's endless. i kind of wonder when we talk about the connection between campaign skills and governing skills, if came paining is permanent, it's political too. you understand incentives in the system and messages and that sort of thing. there's a connection between -- you can't be a
obama outpolls ann romney. the first lady of the united states. active and visible first lady. you could look at it as a much plainer side by side comparison and twice as many people feel having her as a role model than ann romney. >> richard, one of the questions that interested me is you asked a sort of boot strap question. who had more help in achieving the success and people felt that romney through the wealth and privilege inherited had more assistance versus the affirmative action of the president may have benefited from. do you think that with that framing in mind that's part of why the american people found romney's comments about 47% of the country seeing themselves as victims were so galling if they were seeing romney himself as a figure who sort of inherited his position? >> i do think that. and when we -- when you look at whether or not americans think that whether that's good thing, whether the people were helped by the very circumstances in life, 66% say that it's a good thing that barack obama may have been benefited of affirmative action programs. only 44% say it's a good
the current egyptian regime an ally of the united states? >> i don't think we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy. >> so, you might be wondering, can we really do 90 minutes on foreign policy? i think we can. i'm looking forward to it. i mean, pick a place on the map and there's something important happening to our national security or our economic security there so i fully expect and talked about this before. i expect romney to go at obama's foreign policy from the left and the right. i expect him to try and pinpoint that elusive obama doctrine. for example, we've involved ourselves in wars in libya and yemen and uganda. we have been on the periphery in syria and egypt. ignored the iranian green revolution. of "the chicago tribune yts saying that when historians sit down decades from now to address the events of the 21st century, they'll have no trouble explaining why barack obama president. they lengthed him out of a firm conviction the u.s. not involved in enough wars. from drone attacks in yemen to killing of american citizens without due process or extradi
of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> you know, steve, that's so gross and disgusting, and nakedly racist and just trying to say this endorsement doesn't matter because a black person is automatically bias. only a white opinion matters. and, you know, if you try to say maybe sununu supporting romney because of race that's weird. the black guy supporting the black guy because of race that makes sense. totally disgusting thing and also note that the interviewer there didn't follow up it was news worthy, it was racist, he didn't say anything. he said good-bye thank you for that. >> ironically sununu was trying to delegitimize the powell story which would have been a one dayer to. and now he made it into a multiple day story. >> john sununu is a 73-year-old man who was governor of a small state 30 years ago and now one of the top faces of mitt romney's campaign. this is a guy that made one of their public face. he's been in hot water before. last night rachel maddow suggested that powell was the last endorsement to get in this campaign. >> rachel
. heck, it might be the only thing that unites us, is our recognition of how divided we are. the broken state of our political system is one thing that motivated me to run for congress. that obviously, didn't quite work out. >> that's our good luck. >> not assist a nation, though. >> it's our good luck at the table. >> but the nation missed out. >> thank you. >> everyone watching is in luck. >> there's a guest i'd like to introduce. >> we're arguing over complimenting krystal. amazing. therecoveringpolitician blog is for people who want to make a difference. what can we do to stop the gridlock and get lawmakers together to solve problems. with us now is jonathan miller behind the recovering politic and he's the co-founder of no labels to encourage bipartisanship. thanks for being with us. >> great to be with you. >> tell me about no labels. we have record numbers of filibusters and things like raising the debt ceiling are cause for near calamity. what ideas is no labels pushing to help break slew tthrough the logjam? >> we're only a year xaf old, but we have half a million members that
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